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Jan 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
is that senators will devote much more of their energies to governance. in a perfect world, we would not only govern, we would execute a coherent strategy. that's a very high bar for any legislative branch to clear but we must aspire to it in cooperation with the president because we are facing fundamental changes in the world that will deeply affect america's security and standard of living. the list of such changes is long but it starts in asia with the rise of china and india as economic political and military powers. the obama administration has conspicuously announced a pivot to asia. at the center of this pivot is china, which exists as both an adversary to certain u.s. interests and a fellow traveler sharing mutual goals and vulnerabilities on others. the ongoing challenge will be for the united states to discern discern, sometimes issue by issue, whether china is an adversary or a partner. and this calibration will impact america's relations with the rest of asia and may ultimately determine prospects for war or peace in this world. while visiting indonesia thailand and the philippin
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2013 9:00am EST
. in the case of energy, we will get inexpensive, low co2 energy sources. the problem is that the amount of time it takes to invent, make them economical, deploy those things in a sector that moves very lowly historically -- and there's been great books that go through this -- we have to kind of on door rate an invention. and within the field there are people like me who think we focus too much on deployment of stuff that we have today versus funding basic research that could give us things that don't need to be quite as subsidized when they get out there. so i think there's a scary race going on, and i'm worried that we're not paying attention to it in terms of of do we get the new stuff before the amount of warming hurts the entire globe, but particularly the poorest who are in those aqua tore y'all regions and subject to that. but even there i think the right things can come up with a good solution. >> and what should policy be doing right now to get, to try to help the good side of that race? >> well, i think to the degree that you're flat funded, you should shift money away from tax expendi
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
want to spend the time and energy to do that, then you should stand aside and we should proceed with a simple majority vote and address the issue at hand. so i do think we need to address that silent filibuster, that secret filibuster. the american people deserve to know why it is we're not getting their work done, and if they can see it's being blocked by a group that is flickly making their case, they can either agree with them and say that person is a hero, they are standing up for some core principle and we salute their efforts or we can say they're a bum because all they're trying to do is paralyze the senate, they are not making any valuable point, and that feedback i think will help us resolve some of those filibusters. now, in some cases, folks have said well, isn't that going to eat up even more of the senate's time? and i respond no, it's not because we're just talking about what is now silent and hidden but paralyzing us being done in public where there is actually a dialogue about the issue at hand, the public can participate. it's not the only thing that should be d
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
, expanding clean, renewable energy and protecting our precious natural resources. he will defend our native hawaiians and all of our nation's first people, those americans who exercise sovereignty in lands that later became part of the united states. he will uphold the values and priorities of our unique state. i say to my friend, the new junior senator from hawaii, never forget that you are here with a solemn responsibility to do everything you can to represent the people of hawaii, to make sure that their needs are addressed in every policy discussion, to speak up and seek justice for those who cannot help themselves. god bless you, senator schatz. god bless hawaii. god bless the united states of america. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from nevada. mr. reid: before my friend from hawaii leaves the floor, we have all come and given speeches -- one of us at least -- about you, but we haven't had a lot of people on the floor when we have done that. your presentation right now is typical for dan akaka. never a word about you, always about somebody else. and if the
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
melissa hart said, and very importantly acknowledge the leadership in terms of the energy she brought to the white center, this lecture was her brainchild. the constitution of the activities were brainchild, and recognizing that under the board of regents, the chase award given from the president's office given to melissa hard for her work in community service. so i want to acknowledge mullah so hard. [applause] -- melissa hart. >> and finally, all of you make such a difference to us. when i think about what makes a successful of the law school, having a diverse, inclusive and collaborative community about standing -- outstanding students, faculty, alumni, and friends, gives us -- the members here come and there are several, very supportive a lawns, professors, this community can come together and really make a difference. and you all matter in so many ways, so want to thank all of you. i can't name you all, but you really help make us successful. now, when justice ginsburg agreed to, she said don't want to give a lecture, but i would like a fireside chat. and i said that would be lov
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
in leading this committee. if you have always brought energy and a smile to this committee and we look forward to working together next year and the committee. i would also like to wish howard well as he moves on to the next chapter and i would like to say to both of you, that this committee and the institution is better because of the service on your part. the leadership on your part. and we look forward to secretary clinton testifying next year or next month, and i think all of us want to make sure that at the end of the day, our diplomats are safer and i look forward to working with mr. engel and all the members here. we look forward to making certain that something like this does not happen again. but part of that is making the right policy decisions. part of that goes to policy. and if we look at some of the observations that our ambassador made, he knew that libya had become a cauldron of weapons, of jihad is, of violent ideology. he called it a security vacuum as it develops there. it was discouraging frankly to read his communiquÉs, warning the consequences of this. and discou
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
in chairing the energy and water subcommittee, which is the committee that handles appropriations for the army corps of engineers, is how really difficult it is to get projects started, funded and constructed. and so i am one, particularly in view of storms, earthquakes, floods, damages, that you also need to do the mitigation because once it happens once, there's a heavy likelihood that it could happen again. so i rise in opposition to this amendment. the provision that the senator from oklahoma proposes would essentially take a project that's authorized, that has gone to the corps for study -- i beg your pardon? the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. mrs. feinstein: may i ask for two minutes additional time, please. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. mrs. feinstein: thank you very much. would essentially take a corps project that has been authorized and the study is being done. once the study is concluded, t the -- and it is cost-effective, the corps proceeds to construction. with respect to mitigation, what this amendment does is, as i understand i
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
? the senator from alabama. mr. sessions: madam president, i appreciate senator tester's energy on this issue, and desire to move forward with it. we do have a process for this kind of funding to occur. he would add $653 million in prospective wildlife mitigation spending and declare that as an emergency, spending that is really better handled through the regular appropriations process. it is not -- it's actually moving forward faster, he's trying to ensure -- make sure that this money is set aside but it's not the time to do it now and i appreciate his interest. therefore i would raise a budget point of order pursuant to section 314-e-1 of the congressional budget act. i raise a point of order against the emergency designation provisions contained to amendment number 3338, the intament to h.r. 1, the vehicle for the supplemental appropriations act, and i appreciate the senator's efforts but do not believe it's the appropriate process at this time. mr. tester: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from montana. mr. tester: pursuant to section 904 of the congressional budget act
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